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Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:51 PM • Mōno Simeone
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:50 PM • Mōno Simeone
Friday, February 21, 2014 5:27 PM • Mōno Simeone
Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:06 PM • Mōno Simeone
Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:05 PM • Mōno Simeone
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  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:59 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Title*: PLANNER III-GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
    Job Description: Applications will be accepted at www.napacountycareers.com from 3/17 through 3/28/2014.

    DESCRIPTION:
    The Department of Planning, Building and Environmental Services maintains over 150 data layers in a GIS designed and managed by the County’s Information Technology Group. The data covers a broad range of topics that include land use and zoning, agriculture, biological and cultural resources, public health and safety, topographical and geological resources, infrastructure, service areas and jurisdictional boundaries, and more. This library of data is utilized by Department staff and others in the County to plan and process development proposals, assess environmental impacts, implement land use regulations, forecast future development in support of long-range planning efforts, and serve the public. Continual development, updating and maintenance of this data is critical in keeping the information current and accurate.

    Under general supervision, the position performs technical-level work to create, revise, manipulate, and maintain spatial database records used with the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS); to utilize this system for the creation, manipulate and maintenance of spatial and tabular data and for the production of electronic and hard-copy maps; and to perform related work as assigned.

    May also perform a variety of responsible professional planning duties in the field of current and advance planning; may prepare, process and present environmental analysis reports, zoning research findings and planning agenda items, disseminate zoning/regulatory and permitting process information to the public and provide assistance to the public and developers on complex planning matters; and, as assigned, perform business process analysis and ensure efficiency of the Department’s GIS system.


    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

    The Planner III-Geographic Information Systems Specialist is a senior level professional that requires significant expertise to perform complex professional duties in support of the Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES) Department’s databases and geographic information systems.

    The Planner III is the advanced journey level class in the professional planning series. This class is distinguished from the Planner II level by the successful completion, on a regular and continuing basis, of the more complex planning assignments or by possession of the skills necessary to independently perform technical-level work to create, revise, manipulate, and maintain spatial database records used with the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS). This position is expected to perform the full GIS duties with a significant degree of independent judgment and responsibility. Positions assigned to this class may also apply specialized and advanced level knowledge, skills and abilities in the area to which they are assigned and may serve as a lead worker to lower level planning or GIS staff.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

    General supervision is provided by the Supervising Planner of the Engineering and Conservation Division.

    Functional or lead supervision may be provided by the Geographic Information Systems Analyst.

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

    To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A desirable combination is:

    Experience
    Three years of increasingly responsible GIS analysis, data compilation, manipulation, maintenance and conversion, map production and analysis with a general understanding of the mapping needs of current planning projects.

    Education
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, regional, land use or environmental planning or related field.

    License or Certificate
    Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.


    EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
    Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Provide technical services relating to the planning, organization, development, maintenance and operation of the Department’s GIS;

    Use ArcGIS and related software to develop and maintain a comprehensive library of data layers related to land holdings and land use, natural and cultural resources, trails and recreational facilities, water and service areas, transportation and energy infrastructure, geology and geologic hazards, demographics, and other essential planning data sets;

    Link scanned documents and digital information to GIS/map features for achieving and retrieval in ArcGIS and ArcReader;

    Prepare spatial data and associated maps for the Department, the general public and other County Departments/Agencies to accurately and effectively visualize potential impacts of proposed development projects;

    Conduct scheduled maintenance of existing digital data sets for the Department, including related FGDC-compliant metadata;

    Collect and process digital data from various sources for use as GIS products and analyses;

    Perform GIS analysis and spatial modeling in support of a wide variety of planning activities and development projects, including advanced mapping and analyses using ESRI/GIS products and plug-ins (ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst and other tools) to provide accurate projections of selected areas, develop summary statistics, identify sensitive resource buffers, and query spatial data in proximity to selected features;

    Provide support in the coordination of the Department’s GIS Internship program;

    Work independently with minimum of supervision, and cooperatively with Departmental staff, other County employees and consultants, and outside agency personnel;

    Prepare a variety of correspondence, documentation and other written materials including updates to procedural manuals as assigned;

    Attend training sessions and staff meetings;

    Conduct research, compile potential project environmental/ecological and economic aspects of varying degree of complexity;

    Prepare and/or coordinate the maps needed in the preparation of negative declarations (ND), mitigated negative declarations (MND) or Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs);

    Serve as the subject matter resource for Departmental GIS mapping needs and updates and represent the Department as needed at meetings, commissions, committees, boards and public hearings; and

    Perform related duties as assigned.

    TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    KNOWLEDGE OF:

    Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a GIS program.

    Geographic systems hardware, software and applications as utilized by the County.

    Principles and practices of digitizing, data conversion, data management and cartography.

    Relational database technology.

    Maps and map-related information including those used for land use planning purposes.

    System documentation principles and practices.

    Record keeping principles and practices.

    Commonly used spreadsheet, word processing, scanning, presentation and database software.

    SKILL TO:

    Manage numerous projects simultaneously to meet multiple deadlines.

    Plan workloads, schedule assignments, prioritize tasks, and assign projects; train other planning employees.

    Examine, analyze, and process GIS data and compile complex written technical reports.

    Plan and evaluate the Department’s geographic information program and make effective recommendations for improvements.

    Plan, design, coordinate and implement effective GIS applications for the Department.

    Use the application program languages and system hardware and software utilized by the County GIS effectively.

    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    ABILITY TO:

    Work independently with a minimum of supervision.

    Use the system hardware and software utilized by the County’s GIS to effectively produce digital maps, hardcopy maps, databases, reports and other documentation.

    Effectively prepare maps using the commonly accepted practices of cartography.

    Understand and conceptualize spatial data.

    Prepare clear and concise work documentation, updated procedures and technical reports.

    Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines.

    Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with county employees, contractors and the general public.

    Analyze and solve problems logically, and follow detailed instructions.

    Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to various audiences.

    Perform basic mathematics and geometric calculations of plane and solid figures.

    Instruct non-technical users in software use and procedures.

    Coordinate and/or conduct department specific software training for end users as needed.
    Salary: $78,520.00 - $94,390.40 Annually
    Organization*: County Of Napa
    Department: Planning, Building and Environmental Services
    Address*: 1195 Third Street, Suite 110

    Napa, CA 94558
    United States
    Contact Name:
    Contact Email: Kevin.Lemieux@countyofnapa.org
    Contact Phone Number: 707-253-4000
    Contact Fax Number:
    Website: http://www.napacountycareers.com
  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:51 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Title*: GIS Programmer Analyst
    Job Description: The Natural Capital Project is a partnership among Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund. We develop tools to model and map the distribution of biodiversity and the flow of multiple ecosystem services across land- and seascapes. We seek a creative and talented geographer or ecologist for a GIS programmer analyst position to advance the development, testing and application of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem service models.

    The successful candidate will contribute to NatCap’s ongoing efforts to provide process-based ecosystem service modeling in support of decision making around the world. To date, these efforts have resulted in InVEST, a tool that tracks the production and valuation of ecosystem services, and RIOS, a landscape optimization support tool for watershed services. The programmer analyst will develop, program, improve and apply spatially-explicit ecosystem services models written in Python. In addition, they will gather, create and prepare digital data needed for GIS analysis. The programmer analyst will work in close collaboration with NatCap’s interdisciplinary team, which includes scientists, economists and software engineers, to produce simple, scientifically robust models that have outputs that resonate with stakeholders and decision makers.

    Our core team is located in Seattle, Washington, DC, University of Minnesota and Stanford, and we have active partners around the globe. This position will be based at Stanford. It will require extensive interaction with interdisciplinary teams and some travel.

    Required Qualifications:
    • B.S. and/or M.S. in geography, ecology, agricultural or natural resource sciences, mathematics, or a related field
    • Expertise in GIS and geospatial analysis
    • Strong quantitative skills and proficiency in the Python programming language
    • Ability to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects
    • Excellent communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working with large datasets, including raster, vector and tabular
    • Experience applying or developing social and/or ecological models in the context of natural resource and/or land-use management
    • Experience with both ArcGIS and QGIS
    • Experience working with collaborators from diverse backgrounds and capacity to engage with interdisciplinary teams
    • Proficiency in Spanish a plus

    Term: One year fixed term with possible extension, contingent upon funding and programmatic needs.

    Interested applicants should apply online at https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=61879 and include a cover letter describing your experience and interest, as well as a CV and contact information for three references. More information on the Natural Capital Project can be found at www.naturalcapitalproject.org. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, Feb. 24, and the position will remain open until filled.

    Stanford University is committed to equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and we are especially eager to identify minority persons and women with appropriate qualifications. Final candidates will be subject to a background check prior to hiring.
    Salary:
    Organization*: Natural Capital Project
    Department:
    Address*: 371 Serra Mall

    Stanford, CA 94305
    United States
    Contact Name:
    Contact Email:
    Contact Phone Number:
    Contact Fax Number:
    Website: http://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/joinourteam.html#GIS
  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:50 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Title*: Image Processing Analyst
    Job Description: We are a start-up seeking collaborators to help us design and build our image processing system. Specifically, we are looking for talented engineers to help convert raw, aerial spectral data into crop insights we can deliver to our customers.

    Responsibilities would include:
    -Georegistration, orthorectification and atmospheric correction of raw imagery;
    -Integration and optimization of existing algorithms;
    -Development of new scripts to further automate workflow;
    -Data management to allow for development of crop health indices.

    At a minimum, we expect candidates to have the following qualifications:
    -Two years of image processing experience;
    -Two years of experience with programming/scripting (bonus points for Python);
    -Ability to commit 15-40 hours per week.

    We are offering competitive compensation with the potential for longer-term collaboration and equity.

    About us:
    We are a team of Stanford grad students and our mission is to conserve the world's resources. We are working on a technology that can help farmers by using UAVs/ aerial photography and spectral image processing to monitor crops. We help the farmer use this data to improve crop management practices like fertilizer application, irrigation schedules, stress/problem detection, and other applications. Currently, we have built a prototype, are working with several pilot customers, and have raised seed funding.
    Salary: Competitive depending upon prior experience
    Organization*: Ceres Imaging
    Department:
    Address*: United States
    United States
    United States, United States United States
    United States
    Contact Name:
    Contact Email: rheilmayr@gmail.com
    Contact Phone Number: 817-228-0609
    Contact Fax Number:
    Website:
  • Friday, February 21, 2014 5:27 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Description: Deer Creek Resources (DCR) mapping specialists provide onsite GIS, printing, and technical support during major wildland fires and other emergency incidents across the American West. We are accepting applications for our incident mapping team for the 2014 wildfire season. Applicants must reside in CA, OR, or UT. For more information, visit http://www.deercreekgis.com/employment/"
    Salary: DOE
    Organization*: Deer Creek GIS
    Department:
    Address*: 807 Moss Ave
    United States
    Chico, ca 95926
    United States
    Contact Name: Paul Lackovic
    Contact Email: employment@deercreekgis.com
    Contact Phone Number:
    Contact Fax Number:
    Website: http://www.deercreekgis.com/employment
  • Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:06 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Description    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    Geography/Geospatial Technology Instructor

    Announcement #: 14-059
    Campus: Foothill College
    Required Documents: Resume, Transcript(s), Required Supplemental Documents
    Number of Working Months: 10 Months
    Salary: $53,730 - $88,243 Annually
    Close Date: 2/17/14
    Employment Duration: Full-Time

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
    Foothill College is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and collegial full-time Geography/Geospatial Technology instructor with a strong commitment to the missions of California’s community colleges. The successful candidate will teach college-level Geography and Geospatial Technology courses. Assignment may include evening classes. Participate in Geography Department activities such as curriculum development, and selection of texts.

    Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

    Faculty also is responsible for developing and assessing Student Learning Outcomes. We seek faculty members who are themselves the life-long learners and independent thinkers we wish our students to become. We are looking for educators who are creative and responsible in their use of time and resources, who possess a clear vision for creating a democratic learning environment and who can translate that vision into practice.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
    2. Master’s degree in geography OR bachelor’s degree in geography AND master’s degree in geology, history, meteorology, or oceanography OR the equivalent.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Knowledge, ability and enthusiasm to teach the full scope of lower division transfer level Geography courses and Geospatial Technology career technical education classes.
    2. Experience using geospatial technology.
    3. Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds at the community college level.
    4. Experience and/or strong interest in teaching courses online.
    5. Initiative and ability to develop and update curriculum.
    6. Knowledge of and experience with current computer software as it relates to higher education and Geography.
    7. Ability to use various teaching methods that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher order thinking skills; and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress.
    8. Commitment to the mission of the community college and its philosophy of education
    9. Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.

    APPLICATION PACKET:
    1. A District application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/employment2/
    *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
    2. A cover letter that explains your interest in and enthusiasm for teaching Geography / Geospatial Technology students at a community college.
    3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
    4. All college transcripts scanned in Word or PDF version.
    5. In a supplemental attachment provide a response of no more than two double spaced typed pages to the following question: What would you do as a faculty member to increase student retention, course completion and persistence in Geography and Geospatial Technology courses at Foothill College?

    We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain and submit transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense.

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.

    HIRING RANGE: $53,730 - $88,243 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to: http://fhdafiles.fhda.edu/downloads/personnel/FASalarySchedules20132016.pdf

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    1. Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom.
    2. Use of aids such as chalkboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment.
    3. Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc.
    4. Personally model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language.
    5. Accurately assess students' learning abilities, needs, and styles.
    6. Seeing to read various materials.
    7. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person.
    8. Develop and implement a behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors.
    9. Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Permanent, 10-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Fall 2014

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

    For more information about our application process contact:
    Employment Services
    Foothill-De Anza Community College District
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, California 94022
    (650) 949-6217

    Email: employment@fhda.edu
    http://www.fhda.edu

    To view full job description or to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/420637

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    Salary    $53,730 - $88,243 Annually
    Organization    Foothill-De Anza Community College District
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    Address    Foothill-De
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    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
    United States
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  • Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:05 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Title    GIS Engineering Technician
    Job Description    Summary:

    Under direction of the GIS Supervisor, the GIS Technician will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of GIS data and maps for the water and sewer infrastructure, as well as respond to requests for custom maps and/or reports. This position is located at General Office in San Jose, California.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    •Updates and maintains all mapping, database, and geographical information systems for all water and waste water systems.
    •Accurately maps water and waste water systems including service areas, easements, roadways, groundwater supply wells, water storage tanks, pump stations and piping, water treatment facilities, water mains, valves, hydrants, services, meters, and vaults.
    •Develops GIS analytical methodologies and assesses appropriateness of GIS applications for specific projects.
    •Acquires and manages GIS data.
    •Produces cartographic presentations, reports, and analyses as requested.
    •Provides technical assistance and training support to customers using GIS including application of geospatial data, tools, and methods to address needs.
    •Manages multiple projects with competing deadlines.
    •Participates in the Company’s Continuous Improvement process and projects.
    •Performs other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    •Associate’s degree or related course work in GIS, or a related field and equivalent relevant experience.
    •Two years of experience utilizing and implementing GIS or related geographical mapping applications.
    •Two years of experience analyzing data and creating reports using various databases or software applications. Experience using GPS, CAD, imagery, or cartography applications is preferred.
    •Experience in water, wastewater, or other utilities is preferred.
    •Valid California Driver License.
    Deadline to submit resume is January 21, 2014.

    Cal Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in California, and is committed to being the industry leader in providing traditional and innovative services to its customers. Cal Water offers premium-paid medical, dental, & vision coverage, paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, 3 floating holidays, sick pay, 401K plan with company matching 75% of first 8% of employee contributions, & a company-funded pension plan as well as numerous possibilities for advancement, and a terrific opportunity to receive superior hands on training through our customized Continuous Improvement program. EOE.

    The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company and Washington Water Service Company do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner.
    Salary    30.64-41.34
    Organization    California Water Service Company
    Department   
    Address    1720
    North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95112
    United States
    Contact Name    Tammy
    Contact Email    tnguyen@calwater.com
    Contact Phone Number    408-367-8372
    Contact Fax Number   
    Website    http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=D84AC3FB2C31D184CF441CC5A92EF0C3.NA10_primary_jvm?org=CWS&cws=1&rid=1109
  • Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:04 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Description    Requisition number: EDIT 14-002

    Reports to: GIS Manager

    Mission
    SFEI is seeking a GIS Specialist to join the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team. The GIS team is part of the Environmental Data, Information, and Technology (EDIT) program. This is a full-time position under the supervision of the GIS Manager. A successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and passionate about effective environmental resource management. You will collaborate with your colleagues to ensure an optimum relationship between science and policy through innovative approaches to information collection, display, and analysis.

    GIS Focus Area Description
    The GIS Focus Area is responsible for servicing the Institute and external user community’s spatial information needs through collaborative, innovative, and creative projects. The GIS Specialist will work with both technology and science teams to develop GIS methods, advanced tools, and web delivery applications to support local and statewide environmental management. GIS is one of four Focus Areas in the Environmental Data, Information, and Technology (EDIT) Program which focuses on providing clients and partners with the most current technology tools available to meet the Institute’s mission.

    About SFEI
    SFEI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides science to support environmental decision making and management. Our science informs policy-makers, resource managers, stakeholders, scientists, and the broader public. SFEI typically engages with organizations and individuals of diverse perspectives, priorities, and backgrounds to understand their information needs and how best to meet those needs.

    Technology is integral to how SFEI communicates findings and disseminates data and information. SFEI is a California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) partner and serves as a one of California’s four Regional Data Centers for management of surface water quality, wetlands and spatial data. SFEI hosts multiple web sites that provide access to environmental data and information. The Institute has a strong history of GIS expertise including spatial dataset creation and spatial tools and analysis. We strive to help natural resource managers and scientists do more with the products the Institute generates.
    We have the hardware, tools and, most importantly, staff to ensure that monitoring data and findings and other relevant information are useful and broadly accessible to a range of technical and non-technical users.

    Qualifications

    Required Skills:
    ●Demonstrated knowledge of GIS theory and core methods including relational database design
    ●At least 5 years of experience with ESRI GIS software, e.g. ArcGIS 10.x, ArcServer, data management and analysis toolboxes
    ●Progressively challenging experience in spatial analysis, data acquisition, management, and display/visualization, spatial statistics, raster analysis, and/or image classification
    ●Background in or experience using GIS for natural resource management
    ●Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills
    ●Ability to manage time effectively on multiple projects
    ●Works well in a collaborative team setting
    ●Ability to work independently and follow through with tasks under general guidance from supervising staff
    ●Effective written and verbal communication skillsundefinedability to communicate technical information to non-technical clients

    Desired Skills:
    ●Experience in photo interpretation of wetlands, flood infrastructure, and/or vegetation
    ●Interest in keeping up with new and emerging technologies, e.g. LiDAR, mobile mapping or object-oriented analysis
    ●Experience with GIS tool development using python and arcpy or advanced GIS tool development using java, C++, or .NET programming language(s)
    ●Experience with the complete project lifecycle from conceptualization through requirements definition, design, development, testing implementation, maintenance, and user training as it applies to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related technology
    ●Project management experienceundefinedbudget, workflow, and deliverable tracking
    ●Use of open source tools such as postgis, gdal, or R
    ●Interest in web mapping or knowledge of web mapping software (both open source and proprietary)
    ●Knowledge of version control software for application development, e.g. GitHub
    ●Knowledge of subjects relating to environmental science (e.g., biology, geology, and aquatic ecology)


    Responsibilities

    Duties are likely to be diverse and will require an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual. Typical duties will include:

    ●Tool developmentundefinedteam-oriented code development of GIS-specific landscape analysis tools
    ●Data acquisitionundefinedsleuthing out GIS datasets and/or GIS contacts from various agencies, counties, cities and special districts
    ●Data managementundefinedorganizing and maintaining GIS data in accordance with SFEI’s on-line data management protocols
    ●Remote sensing and digitizing to support the Institute’s aquatic resource mapping initiative (www.sfei.org/cari)
    ●Cartographyundefinedproduction of high-quality maps as requested
    ●Project managementundefinedtracking project progress and time management

    Advancement Opportunity: The GIS Specialist will work closely with supervising staff on detailed GIS technical services and tasks. The Specialist will have the opportunity to lead aspects in a variety of projects managed by SFEI and be encouraged to advance professionally by acquiring and enhancing their technical skills. Opportunities for increasingly advanced work will be available, and successful execution of these tasks will contribute to advancement potential.

    The Institute offers a generous benefit package (http://sfei.org/jobs/#benefits).

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to resumes(at)sfei.org. No phone calls please. SFEI is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our mission, values, programs, and staff, visit the San Francisco Estuary Institute web site www.sfei.org.

    Deadline: open until filled
    Salary   
    Organization    San Francisco Estuary Institute
    Department   
    Address    United States
    United States
    United States, United States United States
    United States
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    Contact Email   
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    Website    http://www.sfei.org
  • Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:03 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Description    Joining Sanborn’s winning onsite team! In this role, you will work onsite in Vallejo, CA for a Sanborn government customer to provide GIS services in support of environmental programs. This role will require extensive expertise in conducting natural resource risk modeling, mapping and training, GIS mapping and analysis, Mobile GIS mapping and programing of data recorders, web-site development, maintenance and adherence to specific standards, poster and presentation development, and other graphical design development.

    DUTIES:
    Final Program and Project Report Preparation
    •Document work performed; web-ready and hard copy publication
    Develop end product posters and maps
    Aid forest health protection staff with technical issues
    Develop compatible forms for insect and disease input from field surveys
    Develop trip reports from technical assistance trips
    Conduct all RMAP activities relating to National Insect and Disease Risk Modeling (NIDRM) and mapping :
    Develop protocols for improving host layers for next NIDRM
    Evaluate 2012 host layers in coordination with other staffs and service areas plus state partners for improvement for next NIDRM
    Run models and produce products as needed by staff.
    Conduct workshops and training
    Conduct GIS mapping and analysis to support forest health protection
    Conduct assessments of mapped data
    Create templates and maps for use by forest health personnel
    Create maps and posters
    Evaluate data from multiple databases to create maps and posters
    Work cooperatively with partners to evaluate and analyze data
    Manage the data
    Annual report compilation, design, editing and graphical representation
    Work cooperatively to compile annual forest health data and information, including the pest conditions and forest health highlights reports
    Develop graphical design for annual reports
    Manage data and information for forest pest reporting
    Help produce final survey reports and maps
    Manage State & Private Forestry website
    Provide technical training and technical assistance
    •Develop training for partners
    Aid service area personnel in using GIS
    Design compatible forms for use in the field using ArcPad for Trimble units, coordinate with CAIDA and other I&D databases
    Develop materials for distribution and internal use
    Support of a GPS/GIS training to use the Stewardship Mapping and Reporting Tool (SMART) (training videos, scenario building for GPS instruction, and program-specific training for mapping and data management).

    REQUIREMENTS:
    EDUCATION
    •Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils, Geology, Hydrology, Geography or Earth Science is required. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in GIS is highly desired.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
    •Minimum of 5 years of intensive and progressive experience in a field requiring extensive use of GIS and related tools.
    •Minimum of 3 years of experience in graphic design
    •Previous experience conducting risk modeling, mapping and training, GIS mapping and analysis, Mobile GIS mapping and programming of data recorders, web-site development, maintenance and adherence to specific standards, poster and presentation development, and other graphical design development
    •Integrated knowledge of GIS, Mobile GIS, Cartography, and Database Management
    •In-depth understanding and extensive experience with vegetation and forest insect & disease mapping, modeling, and monitoring.
    •Abilities to design innovative solutions and create customized tools for solving complex spatial and environmental problems
    •Knowledge of graphic design applications and concepts and abilities to develop and design annual reports and other documents
    •Strong communication skills for project reporting, collaborating with staff and outside project partners, developing training materials, delivering technical trainings, and facilitating workshops

    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    GIS expertise:
    oESRI ArcGIS platform for geographic data processing, management, and analysis
    oAdvanced spatial modeling, geoprocessing analysis, and spatial statistics
    oRMAP for NIDRM spatial modeling and validation process is desired.

    Mobile GIS expertise:
    oESRI ArcPad for data collection form development and integration with geodatabase and other databases
    oTrimble TerraSync and Pathfinder Office for data collection and post-processing

    Cartography Specific expertise:
    oCreate complex maps and posters using various tools including ESRI ArcMap, ERDAS suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
    oKnowledge of cartographic design principles

    Graphic Design Specific expertise:
    oAdobe InDesign for document and publication development
    oIllustrator for graphics development
    oDreamweaver for website management

    Other skills and experience
    oStrong skills with MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
    oField data collection using advanced equipment such as digital cameras and various GPS devices

    TO APPLY …
    Submit your resume and cover letter via email to employment@sanborn.com. Indicate “CA Natural Resource GIS Analyst” in the subject line. Sanborn is an equal opportunity employer.
    Salary   
    Organization    Sanborn Map Company
    Department   
    Address    1323
    Club Drive
    Vallejo, CA 94592
    United States
    Contact Name   
    Contact Email    employment@sanborn.com
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    Website    http://
  • Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:02 PM | Mōno Simeone (Administrator)
    Job Description    HERE’s Reality Capture & Processing (RCP) group is looking for a talented Senior Operations Engineer. The RCP group designs sensor systems for capturing geo-referenced, high resolution and accurate image and 3D data from the air and street level and is responsible for cleaning, transforming and preparing data sets after collection. The Senior Operations Engineer will be part of a team that manages these data products throughout all stages of the data life-cycle: from the raw data types created during capture through to the final derivatives that are used to create the next generation location content to power the HERE platform. The Senior Operations Engineer will act as a product owner for reality capture data and will interface with internal data consumers and translate requirements for data to engineering teams. Your understanding of business needs and technologies available will have a major impact on future system design.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    •Collaborate with engineering leads and data consumers to understand and translate data requirements
    •Develop geospatial technical workflow processes and documentation
    •Provide general technical expertise in the areas of LiDAR and image data capture
    •Collect and manage feedback from stakeholders to inform future capture system design
    •Work with our quality assurance teams to understand data quality issues and facilitate root cause analysis


    What we’re looking for:
    •Bachelor’s degree in a geospatial related field
    •3+ years of industry experience
    •Strong understanding of cartography including GPS positioning, projected and geographic coordinate systems, photogrammetry, LiDAR and mobile mapping
    •Understand of databases and SQL (spatial databases is a plus)
    •Experience working within Agile Scrum teams is a plus
    •A passion for working with new technologies to build the next-generation of map
    Salary    70-90k
    Organization    HERE (Nokia)
    Department    Reality Capture & Processing
    Address    2075
    Allston Way Suite 200
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    United States
    Contact Name    Oliver Monson
    Contact Email    oliver.monson@nokia.com
    Contact Phone Number   
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    Website    http://
 
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